Explosive New Encoders from ELCIS
ELCIS has developed a new line of explosion-proof encoders designed for use in potentially explosive environments.
These incremental and absolute encoders are suitable for use in working environments with the presence of explosive gases. Potentially explosive environments are defined as atmospheres that could become explosive as a result of the conditions in which one is working. Under certain conditions, air could mix with flammable substances and lead to combustion.
These particular encoders are made to operate under these conditions, and conform to the requirements of annex II and annex VII under the ATEX Directive 94/9/EC. ATEX comes from ATmospheres EXplosibles, the French name for the two European Directives that regulate such dangerous working conditions. Each directive sets requirements for the safety of equipment used in these environments, and for employers to follow for worker safety. These new ELCIS encoders comply with these requirements while maintaining high standards of manufacturing, combining safety with expertise to make the best product possible.
In addition to this, this directive also splits up the potentially explosive atmospheres into three different zones based on the gas that is present. The ELCIS explosion-proof encoders are made to be used in zones 1 and 2, which are defined as potential and minimum hazards, respectively. Each of the three zones consist of an explosive atmosphere of air mixed with flammable substances in the form of gas, vapor, or mist that is present for varying amounts of time, ranging from most to least dangerous.
The encoders themselves are made from turned rod metal, with aluminum as the standard or stainless steel as a custom option. Precision bearings and a stainless steel shaft add to this sleek design, making for a sturdy model unlike any others in the market right now.
This product is produced in accordance with the UNI EN ISO 9001:2000. ELCIS consistently sets high standards for their manufacturing quality, and this product is no exception.